Katherine Hijar

Assistant Professor of History

Katherine Hijar

Education
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 2009

B.A. with High Honors, University of California, Berkeley, 2001



Research and Teaching:

In her research and teaching, Dr. Hijar specializes in nineteenth-century U.S. social and cultural history, with an emphasis on urban history; histories of women, gender, and race; visual culture; and the history of print culture and mass media. She is the sole curator of an online exhibit of prints at the American Antiquarian Society, "Beauty, Virtue, and Vice: Nineteenth-century American Womanhood in Prints". She is currently at work on her book manuscript, which is provisionally titled,  "Dancing Girls, Nymphs of the Pave, and the G'hal Next Door: Imagining Women in American Cities, 1830-1870." Before coming to San Marcos, she taught courses at Johns Hopkins and the Maryland Institute College of Art. 



Selected Presentations
:
Panel Chair and Organizer, “The Campus Visit: Strategies for Success in the Campus Interview Process,” Sponsored by the AHA Graduate and Early Career Committee, American Historical Association Annual Meeting, January 2010

Panelist, Roundtable panel: “Whither History Ph.D. Programs? The Education of Historians Report after Five Years,” Sponsored by the AHA Research and Publications Division,
American Historical Association Annual Meeting, January 2010

“Manly Rule and Middle-Class Femininity in Henry Bebie’s Nineteenth-Century Baltimore Brothel Paintings,” Panel: “Male Spaces,” Conference: Destined for Men: Visual Materials for Male Audiences, 1750-1880, Center for the History of American Visual Culture (CHAViC), American Antiquarian Society, October 2009

“How the Nymph of the Pave became the G’hal Next Door: The Flash Press, George Thompson, and the Invention of the Idealized Prostitute”
Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR), June 2012

Panel Commentator, "Who Made Women Mad?: Gender, Race, Sex, and Insanity, 1700-2000," Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, June 2011

Panel Organizer, "Generations: The Past, Present, and Future of Histories of Women and Gender," Sponsored by the AHA Committee on Women Historians,
American Historical Association Annual Meeting, January 2011

Panelist and Organizer, "The Challenges and Opportunities of Teaching Women's History," Roundtable sponsored by the AHA Committee on Women Historians,
American Historical Association Annual Meeting, January 2011


Service:

Member, General Education Committee (GEC)
California State University, San Marcos (2011 – present)

Senator, Academic Senate
California State University, San Marcos (2011 – present)


Faculty Center Advisory Committee (FCAC)
California State University, San Marcos (2010 – present)

Member, Graduate and Early Career Committee (GECC)
American Historical Association (2008-2010)

Member, Committee on Women Historians
American Historical Association (2008-2010)